Heaven and Earth By Ian Plimer Connor Court, pp, $ ONE of the peculiar things about being an astronomer is that you receive, from. Today I attended the formal launch of Professor Ian Plimer’s new book “Heaven and Earth” (held in the historic balcony room of South. Heaven and Earth has ratings and 30 reviews. Blair said: Ian Plimer is a professor of Geology at the University of Adelaide in Australia, specializin.
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Barry- is Tom Blees coming out to Australia? Ian also claims that a huge body of scientific evidence — indeed, whole disciplines such as geology and astronomy — have been ignored.
The climate has gone through major swin Plimer does a spectacular job of pointing out the weaknesses in man made global warming theory, and the accompanying panic that “The end is near”.
Regardless of his ideolocal background and political posturings I rather stupidly thought he had a better grasp of science than he is now demonstrating by helping Plimer launch this garbage. Plimer needs to be countered by scientists capable of addressing a lay audience. Simply, if I mandate that my home be fully converted to solar by this Friday, then I will miss several mortgage payments, ruin my credit standing, be unable to buy food for my wife and children for several months, etc.
Review: Ian Plimer’s Heaven and Earth
All the debate is probably pointless anyway. The book can then be placed on the shelves alongside Michael Crichton ‘s State of Fearanother science fiction book about climate change with many footnotes. My next nitpicking heresy and uninformed guessing comes from the total or near-total lack of ice left in Antarctica now, from the early Pleistocene, and the fact that the oldest ice we have from there is from extraordnarily close to the last magnetic reversal date.
Anyway, you simply cannot model past climates on just two narrow and highly experimental ice cores from the same stratigraphy, when on this planet you only have those two. Which is basically what his position boils down to. She is a physio and her book is a superb one on aging gracefully.
Plimer and Monbiot eventually crossed swords on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation program Lateline in December, More to the point is the end result: In this sense, it is no longer about science, it is about political and economic ideology. The book is critical of political efforts to address climate change and argues that extreme environmental changes are inevitable and unavoidable. Thanks Plimer for clearing my conscience. I read parts and was very impressed with how little or no report by anyone how shaky the Man-made global warming is based.
While reading this book I couldn’t help being reminded of the following: Andrew — I have been doing the same thing for many years however without your credentials. You cannot achieve this precision of correlation with real data unless the data is both globally representative and reliable — which is more than I can say for the kind of sources favoured by the IPCC in their latest assessment report.
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The case of Ian Plimer. It may seem paradoxical, but predicting the year-by-year fluctuations in global temperature is actually a lot harder than predicting the general trend. A bunch more are listed below. Understanding global climate change has been a core part of geolo Apparently Ian Plimer enjoys stirring and the issue of CO2 induced warming and the IPCCs dogma is a pot worth worth stirring. Nevertheless, in almost all texts of global climatology and in widespread secondary literature it is taken for granted that such a mechanism eargh real and stands on a firm scientific foundation.
It’s a beautiful book but lacks depth and is tonally inconsistent, writes Erin Handley. This book, his view of the science of climate change, is a difficult read, with a large number of footnotes sometimes taking up half the page. Potential effects and issues. To an extent, time will tell.
Where everything is expressed through vague sub-text and what they seek is a sense of others who share the accepted sub-texts. This is inevitably followed by a crash — there is no other possible outcome. Mar 07, Dennis ezrth it it was amazing Shelves: On page Plimer comments that “The global warmth of the Cretaceous has been attributed to elevated levels of CO2 in the atmosphere”.
Sarth has put together a perhaps too-comprehensive summation of all the geological, climatological, cosmological factors that influence climate change on earth.
I recently got a coupl of plomer from the local branch inviting me to the launch, and expressing approval of the book itself. I already indicated earlier climate change is a far from a smooth process, representing interaction between GHG, solar, ENSO, aerosol, ice melt, ocean currents and other factors. Atmospheric CO2 rises steadily, greenhouse radiation trapping is assumed by AGW to be still switched on, temperatures wobble down and the heat is not going into the oceans.
To ask other readers questions about Heaven and Earthplease sign up. Yet he also says; Together with water vapour, CO2 keeps our planet warm p Me,I parked my last tractor a decade back, and nowuse a wheelbarrow.
I iann sorry to be a complete idiot, but if all the solar wind is stopped in the upper atmosphere, what are the auroras?
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The desert and arid regions, also warming fast over 1 degrees C over the last 50 years or so also have low to very low transient atmospheric water vapor. So a curios mind might like to see what all the plomer for temperature tell us about that period. Someone above said the se level rise was over 5 mm. The very arguments Plimer uses against the global warming paradigm he also heqven to back up his own case.
Current changes in climate, sea level and ice are within variability.